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Melville Residents Still Suffering From Route 110 Roadwork

Construction on Route 110 is seen from Gwynne Road - Melville, NY - Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Construction on Route 110 is seen from Gwynne Road – Melville, NY – Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

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MELVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Over five months ago, we told you about the terrible noise construction is causing for residents in Melville, Long Island.

Well, those headaches have not ended.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

A resident named Kevin, who didn’t want his last name used, pointed to the ground at a home on Gwynne Road, where he said the foundation cracked as a result of the project.

He told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall that the Route 110 construction project feels more like a earthquake.

“I’m not kidding. The whole house is shaking. The plaster is cracking. The cement is shattering,” he said. “You got to go to bed early because they start rumbling around 6:30. It’s is almost intolerable,” Kevin said.

It’s not only the ground shaking or the noise, which can give anyone a headache.

But a few months ago, residents complained about a horrific odor that caused a burning sensation in their throats, though that has faded.

The New York State Department of Transportation told Hall that they are working with residents to try and ease their concerns.

This project is far from over. It is set to be completed two years from now.

Do you live there? What has your experience been? Share your story in the comments section below.